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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,Sun Staff Writer | March 12, 1995
Baltimore's Columbus Center soon will start mapping unexplored worlds, as teams of scientists begin moving this week into its gleaming new laboratories.Like the Italian navigator whose name it bears, the $160 million marine research and education facility has overcome skepticism and funding problems in its pursuit of audacious goals. Like the explorer Columbus, the center is under tremendous pressure to succeed.Designed to study the biology of the ocean's plants and animals, center laboratories are supposed to produce discoveries that lead to new medicines and other commercial products -- creating companies and jobs for the region.
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May 2, 2014
Howard County residents are invited to a community gathering Sunday, May 4, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion to mark the 100th birthday of Columbia founder Jim Rouse. The main stage will feature a musical tribute starring the Young Columbians and special guests, presented by Toby Orenstein, founder of Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts, the Young Columbians and Toby's Dinner Theatre. The event will include kid-friendly activities and light refreshments. Organizers say the party on May 4 is a time to remember his contributions and honor his legacy of expectations and the power of optimism.  Gates open at 4:30, and the program will run from 5 to 7 p.m.  The gathering is a non-ticketed free event, but RSVPs are welcome at https://www.ticketfly.com/event/551251-james-rouse-celebration-columbia/
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November 3, 1991
Caras & Associates, Inc., a Columbia-based human resources consulting firm, recently added four new associates: Cecelia Fediaczko, seniorjob developer for the firm's outplacement and re-employment division; Al Friedman, conducts supervisor and employee training programs; Marlene Garin, employee and family counseling specialist; and Bernadette Griggs, outplacement coordinator.ADDITIONS AT ERA IMAGEERA Image Realty Inc. announced the addition of the following Realtor Associates: Bob Ashley, Carol Buonanno, Sue Dornbirer, Russ Fancett, Valerie Hoelz, Billy Jay, Jay Kumar, Joe Lauffer, Fay Opperman, David Payne and David Schertle.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | March 26, 2014
The initial results of an economic study of eight of Columbia's village centers identified adding more restaurants as the best future use for the centers, some of which have seen a decline in recent years. "Most of the village centers, from my point of view, are under supplied in restaurants, cafes, formal dining, coffee shops," said Tom Moriarity, the lead consultant on the study, at Tuesday's public meeting held at Slayton House. "People are eating out more often, the millenials, [generation x]
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By Jackie Powder | September 17, 1991
Straight Inc., a controversial national drug program whose Columbia center had been ordered to close for violating state laws, won conditional permission yesterday to operate in Maryland.The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene placed the Columbia center on probation for a year. If the program complies with state laws, it will receive full certification, said state Health Secretary Nelson J. Sabatini.The decision reverses a Sept. 6 finding by state health officials that Straight could no longer operate in Maryland because it did not provide on-site education for its adolescent clients and had no child placement license.
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By Grant Huang and Grant Huang,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2005
The American Red Cross is in the process of moving two Maryland blood donation centers to new locations with more space. The Glen Burnie donation center at 30 Greenway Ave. will move to a penthouse space in the Empire Towers office building at 7310 Ritchie Highway. "It's pretty much the only tall office building in Glen Burnie," said Tracey Laubach, a Red Cross spokeswoman. "It's got a gorgeous view, windows all around - we try to make our donors comfortable." The Glen Burnie center will open July 28 in its new location.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,Sun reporter | April 27, 2008
The High School Musical craze that has swept the nation has found its way to Running Brook Elementary School. This month, 50 fourth- and fifth-graders at the school performed the stage production of the Emmy Award-winning television movie. The performances topped off an eight-week drama class at the school. The class was subsidized - students had to pay $25 instead of the usual $185 fee - with money from the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts, BRIDGES Over Howard County, Target and Howard Bank.
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By Lisa Kawata | July 27, 2011
Although storm clouds darkened the sky over Loyola University's campus in Columbia last April, they were no match for the bright lights and broad grins shining on a makeshift stage inside the graduate center. There, before a standing room only crowd, 14 kids sang and danced their way to a better life. The show had nothing to do with fame or talent. All the glory came because one child stepped up to the microphone and another one could sing a song without prompting. One actually looked at his fellow actors as he spoke, and another smiled on cue. This was the sixth performance of Expanding Horizons: Broadway Kids, a program for special needs kids, mostly with Down syndrome and autism disorders, designed to combine speech therapy with theater skills to improve communication and social interaction.
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May 2, 2014
Howard County residents are invited to a community gathering Sunday, May 4, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Merriweather Post Pavilion to mark the 100th birthday of Columbia founder Jim Rouse. The main stage will feature a musical tribute starring the Young Columbians and special guests, presented by Toby Orenstein, founder of Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts, the Young Columbians and Toby's Dinner Theatre. The event will include kid-friendly activities and light refreshments. Organizers say the party on May 4 is a time to remember his contributions and honor his legacy of expectations and the power of optimism.  Gates open at 4:30, and the program will run from 5 to 7 p.m.  The gathering is a non-ticketed free event, but RSVPs are welcome at https://www.ticketfly.com/event/551251-james-rouse-celebration-columbia/
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April 24, 2005
THE QUESTION: WHO ARE SOME OF COLUMBIA'S MOST FAMOUS PAST RESIDENTS? The planned community of Columbia has been home to an array of personalities. Aaron McGruder, creator of "The Boondocks" comic strip, is a native of the town. Actor Edward Norton -- grandson of Columbia developer James W. Rouse -- also grew up in Columbia and attended the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts, a nonprofit children's acting school and summer camp. Then there's Linda R. Tripp, whose secret recordings of White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to a presidential impeachment.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
Christmas Eve worshipers at Columbia's Village of Oakland Mills on Tuesday will do the interfaith shuffle: Catholics departing the sanctuary with their hymnals, white altar cloth, candles and crucifix; Protestants entering with their own hymnals, white cloth, candles and cross. Then Protestants out, Catholics back in. So the ritual dance swings on, decades after people of many faiths first gathered to worship under one roof at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center and similar spots in other Columbia villages.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | December 6, 2013
Approximately 100 residents filed into the Hawthorn Center in Columbia on Thursday night to ask questions and learn about a study that will recommend future economic uses for eight of Columbia's village centers. "I think it went well. ... We are off to a good start," said Jane Dembner,  chief of Community Building & Open Space for the Columbia Association, who is the lead agency sponsoring the study. The study, which is also being sponsored by the Howard County Economic Development Authority and the county's Department of Planning and Zoning, will look into the current and future economic viability of eight of Columbia's village centers.  The study will also evaluate at the Snowden River Parkway and Dobbin Road corridor, which is home to a number of restaurants, grocers and other retail outlets.  Dembner said the questions on Thursday were "good questions" and ones that are important to be "answered publicly.
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By Mike Giuliano | November 25, 2013
Although Eileen Williams works in fabric and Deborah Berman works in paper collage, these two artists share a collage-oriented artistic sensibility in their separate exhibits at the Columbia Art Center. Williams calls her show "Celebration of Women Through Faces in Fabric. " Her wall-hanging fabric panels incorporate various materials, designs and cultural references, but they have in common Williams' inclusion of female masks that would be suitable for a costume ball. These masks are prominently featured in some of her panels, but in other panels the masks are nearly submerged beneath all of the other clustered and layered forms.
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By Lane Page | May 22, 2013
The circus has come to town! And it's the clown, jokes Greg May, who is running the business. A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College graduate and former member of its circus troupe, May is the clown in question, and the Center Ring Circus School is his own arena. Raised in Columbia, the Hammond High School alumnus is the son of community pioneers Betty (a swim, dance and theater instructor) and the late Dr. Gerald (a theologian, psychiatrist, author and possessor of a “sense of humor every bit as wacky as his circus clown son”)
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May 17, 2013
Sunday, May 19 Chamber music The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series presents Duo Amaral at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Rd. in Columbia. The duo will perform music by Scarlatti, Sammartini, Handel, Vivaldi, Franck and Rodrigo, written or arranged for two guitars. Tickets are $15 and free for those 17 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Information: 443-288-3179 or sundaysatthree.org. Cookbook author appears Chabad of Clarksville and the Jewish Federation of Howard County host an evening with Joanne Caras, creator of the "Holocaust Survivor Cookbook" and "Miracles & Meals" cookbook, at 7:30 p.m. at the River Hill Village Center, 6020 Daybreak Cir. in Clarksville.
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By Mike Giuliano | April 24, 2013
Art and poetry support a worthy cause in the group exhibit "Haiku for Hope," which is co-sponsored by the Columbia Art Center and Howard County Promotion and Tourism's Blossoms of Hope and Cherrybration. Proceeds go toward Howard County General Hospital's Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center. Each artwork has an accompanying short poem that reinforces its inspirational themes. That inspiration generally is found in nature and, more specifically, a number of the artists and poets respond to the cherry blossoms that cheerfully light up the landscape in April.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Sun Staff Writer | April 5, 1994
The battle for profits to be made offering kids expansive indoor fun is about to heat up in Howard County.McDonald's Restaurants has decided to launch one of its indoor play centers, called Leaps & Bounds, in Columbia.The company has bought a site in the Rouse Co.'s hugely successful Snowden Square shopping center, said Edward Ely, senior land sales and marketing director with the Rouse Co. The shopping center is located off Snowden River Parkway.Leaps & Bounds does not have a projected date for opening the new center, which will have more than 10,000 square feet filled with play equipment and activities for kids.
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May 25, 2007
Chase Brexton plans open house June 20 As part of Columbia's 40th birthday celebration, Chase Brexton Health Services will hold a community open house at its Columbia center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 20. Housed in offices in Twin Knolls North, the center provides primary adult medical care, pediatric care, women's health services, mental health services, case management, counseling, testing and referral services for diverse communities. For those who are uninsured, underinsured or in need, Chase Brexton offers a sliding scale of fees and help in accessing state and federal assistance programs.
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By Jennifer Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun Media Group | April 16, 2013
Columbia's core, which is in the early stages of redevelopment, is the territory for a trio of walking tours organized by the Columbia Association's Columbia Archives. The WalkAlong event will take place Saturday, May 4, and participants can choose one of three routes. The guided tours, which last about two hours, will depart from the Columbia Archives (at 10227 Wincopin Circle) at 10 a.m. One tour will focus on the architecture of Frank Gehry, including Merriweather Post Pavilion and the former Rouse Co. headquarters.
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By Mike Giuliano | November 23, 2012
You can make a case that the vases in "Triple Vision" are meant to be admired as much as used. The three artists showcased in this Columbia Art Center exhibit make vases, platters and other ceramic objects that often have whimsical shapes or surface decoration. Although Pam Hannasch and Dick Roepke generally make functional pieces, they also have playful tendencies. As for Scott McNabb, well, his nonfunctional ceramic art can be used to generate a smile. It's nice to walk around the gallery and see how these three distinctive artistic identities are shaped; however, some of their pieces are displayed on such low pedestals that it's rather awkward to try looking at them.
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